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CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 2:00pm EST
. the port of new york and new jersey, most of it is on the new jersey side is the mega port of the east coast. 250,000 jobs, 25 billion to $30 billion of economic activity for the nation suffered widespread damage. ships were unloading during the course of the storm, b a full recovery from the damage caused on theorts will take much longer. the storm surge grew to 14 feet, winds were about 90 miles per ho, pore than 700 cargo containers were damaged when the surge and high winds toppled the containers on to another. in thispicture, you can see half of the rt authority barge was lifted on to a berth in red ho hook. in jersey cy, a float was used to move railroad cars broke in half. 150 feet of railroad track was washed away. cargo handling cranes and other pieces of equipment were severely damaged. this is also important to national security issues, in the last background, the only port in bayonne, new jersey was closed, so the use of commercial port for forward projection for the east coast is the port of new york and new jersey. when it cannot operate, it's part of a national security
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm EST
pushing blue-chips into triple-digit gains. right now the dow is up 113 points. >>> workers at the ports of los angeles and long beach are back at work today of an eight-day strike crippled one of the nation's busiest ports. the announcement came from the mayor of los angeles who joined federal negotiators to negotiate a deal between the employees and portfolio managerment. mayor villaraigosa will be a guest on fox business. >>> elizabeth murdoch died, mother of rupert murdoch. she was considered one of australia's most generous philanthropists donating money to more than 100 charities. dame elizabeth murdoch was 100 years old. that is the latest from the fox business network, giving you the power to prosper. lori: as republicans and democrats continue the back and forth over the fiscal cliff one thing they're already losing is the confidence the american people. look at this. just four in 10 americans believe washington will reach a deal by year's end to avert the fiscal cliff but nearly half do not think they will. that is according to this new poll released by the pew research center.
FOX Business
Dec 20, 2012 12:00am EST
crippling port strike grows. have you heard about this? if workers walk off the job on december 30th, we're looking at a billion dollar a day hit tothe economy. that is a great way to start out 2013. even when they say it's not, it is always about money melissa: all right. first let's take a look at the day's market headlines. stocks falling off today after two-day hot streak with all three major indices closing in the red. investors spooked by bad housing data and all that nonsense in washington. w closing down almost 99 points. another rough day for gold. a rise in homebuilder confidence driving investors away for a two-session loss ofnearly 2%. right now gold is hovering around $1670 an ounce. oil futures for a fourth straight session of gains, crude oil for january delivery gained 1.8% to settle at $89.51 a barrel. >>> all right. we're going to start tonight with a special holiday treat. it's the week before christmas and all through the house, lawmakers are frantic and starting to grouse. not from the cliff, though they do say they care, but from more and more bailouts which could s
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 2:00pm EST
billion worth of damage to rail subway and port infrastructure in their state. they testified on surface transportation yesterday. >> i call this hearing to order. thank you for joining us, mr. secretary. i asked you to testify today because i'm deeply concerned about the recent report that the f.h.a. could potentially need taxpayer support for the first time in its 78-year history. i would like you to help the committee gain insight into the fiscal challenges at the f.h.a. and what h.u.d. has done and can do to mitigate losses and address the shortfall in the capital reserve ratio. f.h.a. has been helping save lives of the mortgage market by ensuring that qualified lower to moderate income and first time home buyers have access to credit since 1934. since the beginning of the financial crisis, the f.h.a. has increased its market share from below 5% in 2006 to about 30% at its peak volume in 2009, in pursuant of that mission. this cyclical expansion was essential to the mortgage market, especially for first time home buyers who have comprised 78% of single family loans insured by f.h.a.
SFGTV2
Dec 1, 2012 4:00am PST
into with your ships, not any more. so a hydrographic survey, certain port was absolutely mandatory when you have this event. i said to the australian staff, because of that we are closer neighbors right now. here you can see an example that was before the earthquake, the distance of the low tide. and now it's absolutely far away. so some marine small sea life in there absolutely disappeared. that's another effect you can see a lighthouse in there before tsunami and where is the lighthouse in the middle of the island down there after the tsunami. so the bottom is absolutely came up. another example. another effect of -- global effect. because of the change of the mass of the earth, because it moves so it change slightly the configuration, it has an effect in the axis rotation of the globe. it moved 8 centimeters north pole to the east and that means rotation increased 1.26 millions of seconds so you work less because of chili right now, but it's an impact you have to take into account that happened because of that earthquake. here i can show you a set of photographs of the destruction in
FOX Business
Dec 2, 2012 1:00am EST
's busiest airports to key shipping ports. big labor is flexing its big muscles after the election and gary b, you say it's a big problem for us, the consumers, how so? >> absolutely, brenda, look, everyone should realize what unions are, unions are a little monopoly in the company and exercising the the monopoly powers, raise the rates and this days the wages for their employees through an unsustainable level. so what the employees have to do is pass those costs on to the consumer. you know, you just have to ask, brenda, where have unions made an industry more competitive? i can think of examples where they haven't, airlines, steel, auto, across the board, governments they put out of business, if even can argue they've made it more competitive. i'd stand upor unions and i can't find an example. >> prices have ge up in all of those industries and you say, fast foods, too cheap? >> yeah, i mean, i'll tell you what, i don't actually believe that we'll see unions at the fast food restaurants, but i actually wish we would. because, the fact is you could make these jobs more attractive to 12 milli
CSPAN
Dec 22, 2012 4:14pm EST
in ocean port for 10 years. when word of the storm came, she evacuate it with as many possessions as she could. it is still not clear if her home will be torn down or rebuilt and put on higher stilts, and she does not have the money to do it. the only ones that survived were the ones built on higher stilts, which is why we need resiliency. for now, she is living in fema housing until december. she does not know where she will be after that. she is depending on friends and family. she has a remarkably positive attitude despite it all, which is why new jersey will come back stronger than ever. but if we do not have a robust program, the funding for her to rebuild will not be there. i would like to share these images from union beach, new jersey, where homes, cars, and people's very lives were destroyed. sandy was one of the largest transportation disasters in history. new jersey transit suffer damage to all 12 of its rail lines. miles of track were washed out. hundreds of cars and locomotives were submerged, some suffering irreparable damage. the system that carries 77 million people betwe
CSPAN
Dec 21, 2012 1:00am EST
amtrak, as well as the port authority to start the regional discussions off. to make sure folks identify and we a process to identify the most cost-effective mitigation efforts. it's going to be critical that the regions, the two states, all the agencies work well together on this. it's really quite possible that if not done correctly, one mitigation investment could worsen the potential damage on a neighboring transit asset. this really needs to be done in a coordinated fashion that bridges all of the local players, all of the local agencies, state and local governments to make sure that the impact of hurricane sandy don't repeat themselves. i see i'm already over my time, so with that, i'll submit the rest of the statement for the record, and thank you. >> thank you, administrator. madam secretary? >> good morning. chairman men endezz, members of the subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify regarding recovery from superstorm sandy. in my roll as deputy assistant secretary for grant programs at h.u.d., i am responsible for the community development program, the cbdg, the c
CNN
Dec 4, 2012 11:00am PST
ports in southern california are refusing to cross the picket line and set up by clerical workers. today, both sides have reached an agreement of sorts. they agree they need a federal mediator. i want to bring in miguel marquez in long beach. what's the deal? what's the hang-up here? >> reporter: well, the hang-up is over language regarding outsourcing of jobs. only talking about 800 jobs in total, and a small fraction of those are their clerical workers at the port that are striking. one of the people who is a -- represents the labor union said they were miles away a few days ago. now about a yard away. the mayor of los angeles has been up all night, he got in from an overseas trip in l.a.x. up the way here. he came here last night about midnight and he's been up with the negotiators all night trying to get them to this point today. here is how he described how those negotiations are going. >> i can just tell you as a general proposition that there is too wide of a chasm between the parties now, though the good news is they have agreed to federal mediation, they had not agreed -- agreed
CSPAN
Dec 20, 2012 12:00pm EST
situation. the puellab tribe, the port and city of tacoma and others all had a difficult dispute going on. the end result was the second largest native american land claim settlement in u.s. history. and the deal led to tremendous economic growth for the tribe, for the port, and for the surrounding communities. senator inouye, as i said, was the chairman of the select committee on indian affairs in 1980 when the puelab tribe successfully sued to assert its claim for land around its reservation, and this land included the port of tacoma, many parts of downtown tacoma, the towns of fife and puelab. and because of his strong commitment to native american rights, the puelab trusted senator inouye to serve as an intermediary between the parties involved in the negotiations and to try to resolve this dispute. he made around a dozen trips to washington state at key moments of this negotiations. if you can imagine a senator who has to represent his state, be a leader on the appropriations committee, would spend so much time on one particular dispute. during one session at a tacoma hotel, senator
SFGTV2
Dec 12, 2012 4:30am PST
to be able to clear the ports and the channels to be able to open it up for maritime traffic in the bay. this part, this event, was the satellite, construction of a satellite medical facility. some of our military capability is we have the right engineers and people that can go in and rebuild infrastructure and support. so one of the things they did during this exercise, they actually went in there for about a week-long event and actually constructed a building and this also helps us it restore capability to wherever we are responding to. this shows a lot of different response here. this is our urban search and rescue event that was part of the overall exercise. we had a lot of different partners that responded to this rubble pile. we had urban search and rescue, u.s. coast guard, and this provided an opportunity for our military to work with the federal and state partners there in learning how to interact with their agencies and also being able to learn some of the different capabilities that they have in using their equipment. we also had some medical partners there where they were
SFGTV2
Dec 29, 2012 4:00am PST
. so a hydrographic survey, certain port was absoluel
FOX News
Dec 3, 2012 1:00pm PST
: a strike that ships down most of the los angeles and long beach port complex for a lot of crucial ships entering the 7th day. it is a serious cause for alarm as in "santa claus." the longer it stays on the ship the less likely it lands on santa's sleigh. explain this. >>guest: right our biggest concern is we have ports shut down. a majority of the holiday merchandise has arrived in the united states right now there is the last big push to get the holiday merchandise to the stores and they are stuck on ships at sea. >>neil: if you don't follow this stuff, if this age of time inventory, retailers do not stack a lost stuff on their shelves, to save money and, also, to respond quickly to what is selling hot and what is not and a lot of this stuff on the ships is pretty hot, what could be affected for people. >>guest: it can be everything from wearing apparel, and consumer electronics, and foot wear, and home goods and folks are actually looking at bringing in spring merchandise so you are looking at patio furniture. >>neil: what would happen to the prices of those goods, then, if they are i
FOX News
Dec 21, 2012 1:00pm PST
necessities, they took appear the port-a-potties from the donation hut where people get food and clothes and eat. they took the port-a-potty away. >>neil: how do they explain that? >>guest: they don't. they want did remove the whole area john 1. >>neil: they are aware the people are stranded? >>guest: they have in heat, no hot water, if you have electric you do not have a kitchen or a bathroom, and if you do there is mood because the sewage overflowed so it and not just seawater it was all kind of contaminations with health issues and everyone is turning a blind eye to this. they were there to see the houses that collapsed but not talk to the residents. >>neil: when you see these guy s file filing through the tv and high fiving each other. >>guest: i don't see it. i could not fill out the paper work because i got burned because of the chemicals in the air. they filled out my paperwork because i could not see because of my eye, and they filled it out and then they said i filled out the paperwork wrong. and they filled it out. >>neil: this is a better way to get the victims the money, rath
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 12:00pm EST
's transit and port authority. >> good morning, welcome everyone to today's hearing, the challenges our region's public transit and housing base as a result superstorm sandy has been addressed -- tough morning. we started with a hearing on the loss of our ambassador from libya. those challenges, just had opening ceremony for senator o inouye line in state and now the devastation the northeast region -- has been a tough day but we appreciate our witnesses being here to shed some light and hopefully some commitment by our colleagues to meeting our challenges. as you all know sandy's destructive force overwhelmed the region particularly in new jersey and new york and the result is massive unprecedented damage, unprecedented but this was our second hurricane in two years and we expect extreme weather like this to become more common for our region. because we need to prepare for the next storm is not enough to spend our time today simply discussing how we restore our housing and transit infrastructure to their vulnerable free storm condition. in my view now is the time to determine what a
KRON
Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
be heard next year. >> clerical workers at the port of los angeles and long beach are walking the picket lines for an eighth day. the union and management were unable to reach a deal to end the strike after a late- night meeting. the work stoppage has dramatically slowed activity at the nation's busiest cargo complex. the port of oakland has picked up some of the work not going to southern california ports. the clerical workers have been without a contract since june 2010. they're accusing terminal operators of outsourcing clerical jobs. officials estimate the strike is costing the u-s economy a billion- dollars per day. >> this man is in police custody after allegedly pushing a man in front of a time square subway. he tried to climb to safety but got trapped between the train and the platform. >> the judge over the fort hood shooting trial has been removed from the case. a military appeals court in texas says that it was because of the judge treatment of the suspect. indicating a lack of impartiality. hassan is charged with 13 people dead and dozens injured. he is facing the death pen
CBS
Dec 3, 2012 4:00am PST
there's been no resolution of the strike by clerical workers at the ports of los angeles and long beach. the strike enters it's seventh day today, slowing traffic at the nation's busiest cargo complex. dock workers are refusing to cross the picket lines. clerical workers said management has been outsourcing their work. delta airlines is looking to buy 49% stake in virgin airlines owned by singapore airlines. 51% of virgin atlantic is owned by richard branson. virgin is the second biggest airline at london's heathrow airport. it would allow delta to expand its london to new york flights. carbon pollution went up sharply last year. a new study said the world's nations pumped more than 38 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the air. that's a billion more tons than china tops the list as the biggest polluter. the u.s. and germany are the only countries that reduced their emission. and the twilight saga "breaking dawn part ii" still rules at the box office. the vampire flick took top honors for the third week in a row bringing in $17.4 million. "skyfall" came in a very close second with $17
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2012 11:00pm EST
, it has an impact anyone who rides the rails for uses projects come from our port. i'm going to be working with this committee to rebuild transportation infrastructure to make it stronger and more resilient. in at least two cases, damaged the superfund sites. the potential releases of toxic pollution into the environment. they cannot do a thorough investigation of the storms in fact on sites throughout the region. today i'm introducing a superfund emergency response act which requires epa to perform an assessment of superfund site following any natural disaster and allows congress to appropriate emergency funding to remediate any damage. the bill will require epa to better protect on-site that are vulnerable to disaster. we've got to remember the super storm sandy in this changing climate are reluctant to your, to look at the changes in global temperature is very difficult to understand. the intensity, chairman more and more common by the opportunity in this community to make sure the northeast recovers every build just that way. all of them have taken an interest here, glad to share what
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 10:30am EST
the school exactly where it was in indiana, we did smart things in terms of rebuilding a port that was smarter than there was before. first and foremost, we have to find ways to not stand in the way of the smart decisions but to encourage them. with whatever money we have, that will allow the money to go farther and be smarter. a second, and you will see what we provide our supplemental request, you will see that we propose to invest in mitigation. we know from studies that for about every dollar that we invest in mitigation, we get $4 back in avoided costs over time. that is something we have to recognize as we go in. the federal government investing in these, and making a specific part of this proposal in each of the areas will be important. i would hope parted the reason the president asked me to do this, i've worked in the private sector in new york and new jersey. behooved there is a real potential here -- there is a real potential here. if we are avoiding future costs, avoiding private sector costs in the future, there should be a way to capitalize the benefits in the fu
FOX Business
Dec 3, 2012 8:00pm EST
. little girl is okay. >> but first port workers striking in los angeles and long beach california for 7 days in a row, costing the economy a billion bucks a day, some cool gadgets have you been wanting for christmas they may not make it off of the ships in time. on whether the unions might be going overboard. what is going on here? and what do you see happening? >> i don't know what is going on with unions over the holidays, but i tell you after thanksgiving, and bakers union killed the twinkie. and snarled traffic at lax the day before thanksgiving, now uscw on walmart, now, that was thanksgiving, now this christmas you have the longshoremen's union, thaclerical workers going on strike, and shuts down two of the busiestports in the country. neil: there are many beefs they have. but to bring people up to speed, is that among their beefs is this issue of replacing worker loss go terp nate or -- terminate or retired. that is common practice where your colleague goes you pick up their work as you know. for example i am doing work of 17 anchors myself. but in all -- >> you always do a fanta
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 12:00pm EST
of the ports and knowing that deepening needs to be there, he's shown courage when he helped us in the fight against national labor relations board and the unions that tried to take boeing down. he has shown it with his fiscal representation and the fact that he knows the value of a dollar. of he understands what every family and small business goes through, and he has stayed consistent to that. it also shows for the fact that this man loves south carolina. and he is very aware that what he does and every vote he makes affects south carolina and affects our country. and so it was with that that i knew that he was the right person. i have no doubt that he will fly through 2014. i am strongly convinced that i and the entire state will be, the entire state understands that this is the right u.s. senator for our state and for our country. what i will also tell you, and it is very important to me as a minority female that congressman scott earned this seat. he earned in this seat for the person that he is. he earned this seat for the results he has shown. he earned this seat for what i know he's
FOX
Dec 5, 2012 10:00pm EST
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FOX News
Dec 24, 2012 6:00am PST
's principal helped save her life. heather: bracing for what could be a big strike at some of the biggest ports in america. dock workers could be hitting the picket lines on the east and gulf coast this week. we'll take a closer look what kind of impact that could have on the economy. gregg: mother nature not making it easy for millions of folks rushing to get home for christmas. we're live at the nation's busiest airport. [ roasting firewood ] ♪ many hot dogs are within you. try pepto-bismol to-go, it's the power of pepto, but it fits in your pocket. now tell the world daniel... of pepto-bismol to-go. gregg: a week after the school shooting in newtown, connecticut, and we're still hearing many stories of heroism in the middle of all that violence. we're hearing from a woman that worked as a reading consultant in the elementary school. she said the principal saved her life when the gunman opened fire. >>> my principal dawn hochsprung and mary sherlach, they went out in the hall to check out the noise. they didn't know it was gunshots. when they realized it was gunshots, natalie hammed monday,
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 12:00pm EST
. in california, you have a large population centers. you also have one of the largest and most important ports in the long beach area. there is another program specifically designed to enhance port security. and a lot of that money goes to that port. host:host: $98,000 was spent on an underwater robot in columbus, ohio. is it harder for urban areas outside of metropolitan areas to justify the grants and find ways to use them? are there hurdles in getting money or not? guest: generally speaking, it tends to go to the larger jurisdictions, because as you would imagine, those are the ones at the greatest risk and potential targets for terrorists. most of the money would go to places like new york, chicago, miami, los angeles, dallas, places like that. however, over the years, some smaller areas have been able to receive some money. columbus is an illustrative case of that. host: barbara on the independent line. caller: there have been security breaches at nuclear plants. people coming in that were not employees. what kind of funds are going to be provided for states with nuclear plants against te
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 8:00pm EST
'll certainly remember reprovided a lot of flexibility to do smart thicks in terms rebuilding a port in a way that was smarter than there was before. so first and fore most, we have to find ways not at the federal level to stand in the way of the smart decisions, but encourage them. with whatever money we have, that's going allow the money go farther and to be smarter. second, we will, and you will see when we provide our supplement request for the administration this week with, we propose to invest in mitigation. we know now from studies fema and elsewhere that for about dollar we invest in mid gracious. we get $4 back in avoided cost over time. that's something we have to recognize as we go in. and so the federal government investing in these recognizing the fiscal limit we have but investing in a smart way, making a specific part of this proposal in each of the yours that we go forward focused on mitigation is going to be important. the third i would say i hope part of the president asked you to do this. i worked in the private sector in new york and new jersey. one of the things i know th
CSPAN
Dec 13, 2012 11:00pm EST
experience about how port and insurance business situations? >> absolutely. we've have prepared it this packet were talk about insurance being key. we do make loans for insured or underinsured losses. we'll take an salmon of the insurance policy. there's a lot of lessons learned here, but i don't want to state a specific percentage about nonfactual numbers. we can get that number. >> please. the 108 mendes features you'd be interested is your determination as to how many have insurance at how many different. i'm assuming you would agree that's critical of the amount of insurance they have when people look to the federal government to step in and fill a gap. >> just to clarify that's part of our process. we'll make a loan for $1 in the theater $50,000 of insurance. we will miquelon upfront and reduce the full amount by about 50,000 will make the phone for underinsured losses. >> we also take an assignment on insurance prayers these quakes >> we do when they make it before the insurance is settled. >> that's enough for this round. >> thank you on the senator. let me assure you we
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 7:00am EST
. you also have one of the largest and most important ports in the long beach area. there is another program specifically designed to enhance port security. host: $98,000 was spent on an underwater robot in columbus, ohio. is it harder for urban areas outside of metropolitan areas to justify the grants and find ways to use them? are there hurdles in getting money or not? guest: generally speaking, it tends to go to the larger jurisdictions, because as you would imagine, those are the ones at the greatest risk and potential targets for terrorists. most of the money would go to places like new york, chicago, miami, los angeles, dallas, places like that. however, over the years, some smaller areas have been able to receive some money. columbus is an illustrative case of that. host: barbara on the independent line. caller: there have been security breaches at nuclear plants. people coming in that were not employees. what kind of funds are going to be provided for states with nuclear plants against terrorism attacks? guest: that is one of the key focuses of dhs grants, as you correctly po
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm EST
abandon the strategic mississippi river delta which transports more tonnage than any port system in the western hemisphere and produces 1/4 of the country's energy supply, we refuse to abandon the world's most important financial and commercial center. instead we must improve the resiliency of our communities, environment and essential services and vulnerable populations with smart planning and well-designed recovery and rebuilding tools. we have the ability to reduce the consequences of severe weather. by mitigating flood risk through smarter land use guidelines, building codes and flood protection improvements. the state of new york has requested $9 billion for mitigation measures from the administration. the state of new jersey is seeking another $7 billion for the same purpose. i commend governor quomeow and governor christie for -- cuomo and governor christie for including strategic needs in their funding request. both of these leaders have demonstrated inble compassion and concern for the people who they represent and have been highly effective in their leadership since the
FOX News
Dec 1, 2012 1:00pm PST
their opposition to morsi's move to greatly expand his personal powers. and in the port city of alexandria, the president supporters taking to the streets for a rally organized by the muslim brotherhood, clashing with opponents there. steve harrigan is streaming live from cairo. what's the latest? >> both sides really trying to get their supporters out on the streets to show the level of public support, both pro and anti-morsi groups have. the anti-morsi protesters really come up short today, 25,000 at their peak behind me in that rear square. two miles away, perrot-government protesters numbering about 200,000, just here in cairo alone. but also in other cities in egypt as well. many of these egyptians from the rural areas bussed in, many carrying korans as well, shouting god is the law. so a real strong show of force for morsi supporters. morsi is also announced this constitution that will go to a he referendum. this draft constitution he pushed through in one night will be voted on in two weeks, on december 15. morsi vowed once that constitution is in place, the extreme powers he gave h
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 7:00am EST
. the toll is at $10 and because i do not have some kind of sticker on my window, i had to pay a $2 port tax, some ayatollahs told the dollars -- $2 poor tx , so my toll is $12 to go to new york. does trump pay $500? we are paying 60 or 70 cents per gallon, at the end of the year, that's a big percentage of our income. are the wealthy pay and the road tax? how about these people with electric cars. will they be paying taxes for the roads or will they drive for free? host: "the new york times" -- on the two offers so far. this is the obama's administration offer. every day here in "the new york times"of the two proposals a the fiscal cliff continues to dominate washington here today and this week. irandy in alabama, republicans. caller: i think both of the approaches here are ridiculous. we keep talking about reforming the taxes when it is so complicated that an average person cannot even do it. it's really time to stop reforming the idea of taxes with all these tax ideas. it all it's going to do is drive up inflation. every time we raise taxes, inflation goes up. we really need to go to some
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 8:00pm EST
in participating with us here today. i was pleased to hear jury testimony matches the port of her pending legislation the senate and how you use some of that as a template for trying to take action and initiatives, but you do need to lie. one thing, i know omb -- i don't think they've given you a signoff on providing us with the specifics, but any technical assistance you can provide to the committee so we can improve the public assistance reforms in our bill, we would welcome that. the bill, 2903 over in the senate. we are welcomed to improving that. i heard a couple suggestions here today that we might consider in reform of our reform bill or additions to our reform bill. but we believe that he can hear in the testimony of folks that have experienced problem and a lot of the bill came from members who had experienced problems in their own districts or states, dealing with past storms have the tools that will help you. is that except to vote? can you agree to participate? >> yes, sir, mr. chairman. >> let me jump now to a couple of major questions. one, you indicated we have about $4.8 b
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm EST
why you can't. i can't tell you how port that is for a young person to not only have dreams, but believe that dreams are possible. if i worry about anything is said to many young americans are training or believe the streams are accessible to them because of circumstances they grow up in. the government has a role to play in that. >> james, and covered her speech last night pointed out the word that was missing from your speech. he didn't mention mitt romney h-hotel three weeks ago was the leader of the party -- is mitt romney going to disappear? >> i hope he's not going to disappeared and i do hope he has a continuing role. >> very few people have done what he's done covering for president and -- >> that's not accurate. he got a lot of those are the truth is he won a lot of states. he did is 49 to one. he won places and has a lot of supporters. but it's also been successful at life. i told him this, too. mitt romney is a role model as a person, father, husband, community leader. he is a lot to offer the republican party. i don't know exactly what that will be, but i'm excit
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Dec 13, 2012 10:00am EST
the gentleman that during the time that his porte was totally in charge of spending, spending increased very substantially. otherwise known as 86% increase from 2001 to 2008 in the national debt. 86%. increase. now under ronald reagan it increased 189%. under this president it's increased 41%. and he confronted the deepest recession as a result of the economic policies in part pursued in the last administration which i did not support and which my party did not support. so if we want to get into this i hear this about spending all the time. we had a pay as you go, bipartisan process in place, put in place by george bush the first and democrats in 1990. in 1993, that pay as you go was continued. in 1997, a deal between mr. gingrich and mr. clinton continued that pay as you go process an for four years in a row, the last four year of the clinton administration, we didn't borrow a single additional nickel to raise the debt limit. we didn't have to. why? because we were paying for what we bought. now republicans were in charge of the house and the senate for part of that time. and so they deserv
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Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
at the end of the year with a higher tax. host: next up is mickey in kings port, tennessee, on our line for independents. go ahead, mickey. caller: good morning. first of all, let me say that i am definitely not in the rich class. i'm closer to the bottom as the top. but my question being fair, what's wrong with having a fair tax or an equal tax where no matter what income level you have if you make $10,000 a year or $10 million a year, that you pay the same percentage on your gross income or we tax everything that's sold. that way, there's no way of getting around the deductive from the incomes? -- income tax? it doesn't make sense to me the way the program is set up. thank you. 12k50 host: guest: we're transitioning the media issue of our current income tax to whether we should fundamentally rethink our tax system. the idea of sort of flat taxes or national retail sales tax, taxes have long been proposed and talked about. i mean, i think fundamentally, it sounds appealing, but, you know, what you're really talking about is relative to what we do now. you're talking about a much differ
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, the ports and bridges and trains that would have been less safe had he not been there to move legislation that strengthened them. but danny will be remembered far beyond his many tangible achievements. he will live on through the values that he embodied and spread, through the principles he stood up for and shared, through his family who loved him dearly, through the people who will never forget his advocacy, through the country he sacrificed so much for, and of course through all of us who are forever better simply for having served with the greatest senator of all, senator dan inouye. thank you, mr. president. i yield the floor. mr. president. mr. president, before i yield the floor, i would ask unanimous consent for -- i have four unanimous consent requests for committees to meet during today's session of the senate. they have the approval of the majority and minority leaders, and i ask unanimous consent these requests be agreed to and be printed in the record. the presiding officer: without objection. mrs. murray: thank you, mr. president. i do yield the floor. mr. isakson: mr. presid
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